Sometimes you’ve just got to smash down some walls, break some chains, blur some lines, and sing some songs of human freedom. If that’s the mood you’re in — if you’re a seasoned finance pro looking for an unconventional gig at an unconventional company — why, we’ve got your answer right here. A killing-it tech/communications startup is now poised for some sudden massive growth, and needs a steady finance hand to manage money matters. We’ve gotten so we can sniff out Opportunity pretty good, and we scent it all about this one.
When you come on board, you’ll be the first finance hire in the company’s young history. While you won’t wear the CFO title, you’ll be plopped down in the executive team, reporting directly to the CEO, and some of your work will look an awful lot like CFO work. But the role is broad, with a considerable measure of accounting to it. Job one will be to systematize all those accounting functions, from financial statements to payables and receivables (and you’ll manage relationships with external bookkeepers and tax pros). Then, broadly, you’ll develop the company’s processes for financial planning, budgeting and reporting. You’ll handle all financial compliance matters. You’ll measure and report on KPIs to support the business strategy. But in a company of this size, you’ll be needed in some perhaps unexpected areas: working with the sales team, for example, to structure commercial terms on client orders; or helping colleagues negotiate deals with vendors; or acting as primary administrator of the finance IT and HR stack. Basically, in full startup spirit, this means helping out wherever somebody with your skill set can add value around the place.
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We don’t reckon you’d have read this far if you didn’t have that spirit of adventure, that curiosity and desire to live outside the box that the job clearly requires. You’re a doer, always ready for action, who cares less about a title and more about helping a team succeed and a company grow. You’ve got a degree in finance or accounting, are well familiar with general accounting principles, and one or more of the following acronyms apply: CPA, CMA, MBA. You’ve put in more than eight years in finance/accounting/control, including at some young, high-growth companies like this one. Nor are you without experience in inventory-based business (preferably electronics) or, we hope, software-based outfits (as in, intimately familiar with the SaaS model). If someone woke you up in the night and didn’t turn on any lights, you’d still be able to walk gracefully through the likes of QuickBooks, JustWorks, Expensify, Bill.com, eShares, Excel, SQL, etc.
A word more about that personality of yours: Obviously you have a knack for money and numbers, but it’s matched by an ability to talk about those subjects with all different kinds of people, clearly and understandably. You have a creatively analytical mind that’s able to fashion best practices and systems where once there were none, and the flexibility to tweak your solutions as new information comes in or circumstances change.
Serious extra points for experience with venture capital.
It’s pretty darned ideal when a group of very smart people have a great product they believe in and have established a fun and inviting workplace; add on the variety of the role and the huge potential upside, and you’ve got a gig we think you’d be crazy not to try for.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.